Sunday, June 4, 2017

IS-7 Heavy Tank

Scale 1/18th
Powertrain: XL motor
Steering: L motor
Transmission selector: Servo motor
Turret traverse: M motor
Gun elevation: M motor
KPVT HMG traverse: M motor
Control: 2 Sbricks
Suspension: Torsion bar

The complex curves and sharp angles of the IS-7 Soviet heavy tank proved to be one of the more challenging models to replicate in Lego form.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

M4A2E8 FURY Sherman Tank

Powertrain: 2 XL motors
Turret traverse: M motor
Gun elevation: M motor
Engine: M motor
Control: Sbrick
Suspension: HVSS

Instructions available here

Redesigning the hull and turret of the Sherman tank proved to be a challenging task, as I wanted to include all of the basic functions of the tank, and include enough space for a detailed engine bay. The biggest challenge was incorporating all of the motors in a small space,

Friday, September 2, 2016

Churchill bridge layer

Powertrain: 2 XL motors
Main actuator: L motor
locking mechanism: servo motor
controlled by Sbrick

The Churchill AVLB (armored vehicle-launched bridge) is one of my most interesting and challenging models that I have recently built. The mechanism utilized to lift the bridge required a lot of development to ensure that it is structurally strong enough to lift and hold the bridge in mid air.

Monday, June 20, 2016

M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer

Powertrain: 2 L motors
Turret traverse: M motor
Gun elevation: M motor
Suspension: Torsion bars
Controlled by Sbrick
This model was rather interesting to build, as I wanted to achieve the functionality of the open turret, and include the details of the turret's interior.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

M8 Greyhound 6x6 Armored Car

Powertrain: L motor
Steering: M motor
Gun elevation: M motor
Turret traverse: M motor
Controlled by SBrick

This model is one of the more compact vehicles I have built, as the suspension utilizes a majority of the available internal space. The major difficulty when building this model was the mounting of the turret traverse and gun elevation motors. They had to be mounted between the first and second axles, as the space between there was taken up by the battery box and steering mechanism.

Monday, March 14, 2016

TOG II PDF Instructions

I built the TOG II around 2 years ago, this model was an attempt at the odd British superheavy prototype vehicle known as the TOG II.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mad Max Fury Road ELVIS

Powertrain: 2 L Motors
Steering: Servo Motor
Suspension: 4 bar suspension with compression springs in front, and leaf spring in rear

This MOC is something different than my usual armored fighting vehicle. I have wanted to build a hot rod for a long time, as it has been almost 3 years since I built my 29' Ford roadster. I also wanted to build another vehicle from Mad Max.